Author: Brooke Botwinick

Brooke Botwinick Articles
Venue Marketing Gone Wild!

JGL is always interested in speaking with event industry professionals who are finding new and inventive ways to market their venues. We recently interviewed Robert Severini, Director, Events & Catering for the Wildlife Conservation Society to learn more about his strategy for building private event business at the New York Zoos and Aquarium. Q: When […]

Off the Rez Cafe to Open at the Burke Museum in Seattle!

We love sharing exciting news about our clients… Off the Rez, Seattle’s only Native American food truck will be opening a permanent location at the new Burke Museum in Seattle. Congratulations to the Burke and Off the Rez! We can’t wait to check out the Museum and the café on October 12, 2019. Click on […]

JGL Summer Re-Treat 2019!

We love talking about our clients and food service trends across the country, but for this blog entry, we are going to talk about the JGL team! Our team has grown over the past two years with offices in New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles and Pennsylvania. We are all connected and have weekly calls […]

The Restaurant at the Norton Museum of Art

Congratulations to the Norton Museum of Art and Constellation Culinary Group on the opening of The Restaurant! JGL is proud to have worked on this exciting project. Check out more information about The Restaurant at   See the links below for recent articles about the opening of the Museum and The Restaurant:


Many years ago I decided to make the same resolution every year, not to make promises that I couldn’t keep. Clever, right? I thought so. How many times can I say that I want to eat better and work out more? Well, this year for 2019, I have decided to change the repetitive mantra and […]

To be, or not to be….Exclusive!

Many institutions that have an exclusive operator (in a market where both preferred and exclusive operations are the norm) often wonder if the financial return would be greater if they had a preferred list of caterers. This is a big question that does not have a black or white answer. This blog will focus on […]

An External Event Is One Big Cultivation Effort

When a cultural organization uses its space for third-party events, it’s opening its doors to a world of potential donors. I started my career working as a political fundraiser helping a New York City elected official run for re-election. It was an amazing experience that gave me a solid foundation in event planning and development. […]

Art, Food, and the Museum – It All Comes Together at the Art Institute of Chicago

Tracy and I were just in Chicago working with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. While in the Windy City, we were able to visit the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC). JGL worked with the Art Institute years ago (before my time with the company) to develop an assessment prior to the building of the Modern Wing. […]

Eat Like A Modern-Day Viking!

Congratulations to the Nordic Museum on their recent opening! The Nordic Museum opened its doors to the public on May 5, 2018. In addition to the expansive sleek new spaces and enhanced exhibitions, the Museum also boasts a new cafe featuring modern Nordic fare; Freya! JGL managed an RFP process for the Museum that lead […]